Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 10th Jan 2013 17:10 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless Nokia has just sent out a few preliminary comments about the company's performance during the fourth quarter of 2012. Nokia's figures are a good indicator for how well Windows Phone 8 is doing, and, in all honesty, I'm not exactly blown away. Apparently, neither was Nokia itself, since the company decided to redefine their Asha phones from feature phone to smartphone to prop up their smartphone sales figures.
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RE[4]: Comment by shmerl
by shmerl on Thu 10th Jan 2013 19:09 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by shmerl"
shmerl
Member since:
2010-06-08

I'm sure that by selling themselves off to MS completely someone in Nokia could profit as well, but in essence it means the end for Nokia as a company.

Edited 2013-01-10 19:10 UTC

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RE[5]: Comment by shmerl
by Nelson on Thu 10th Jan 2013 19:11 in reply to "RE[4]: Comment by shmerl"
Nelson Member since:
2005-11-29

Skype still operates within Microsoft. Motorola still operates within Google.

It means that Nokia will have a huge R&D budget to, for example greatly enhance their PureView technology.

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RE[6]: Comment by shmerl
by shmerl on Thu 10th Jan 2013 19:15 in reply to "RE[5]: Comment by shmerl"
shmerl Member since:
2010-06-08

Well, Solaris still operates within Oracle too, but most Sun engineers left it as known, since they didn't appreciate the change in attitude. Surely it can differ, but Nokia is even worse than that, since MS has no interest in Nokia's systems, and anyway Nokia already killed off their internal OS departments.

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RE[5]: Comment by shmerl
by gmlongo on Thu 10th Jan 2013 19:25 in reply to "RE[4]: Comment by shmerl"
gmlongo Member since:
2005-07-07

I don't even know what you are saying. Nokia IS profitable now...

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RE[5]: Comment by shmerl
by lucas_maximus on Thu 10th Jan 2013 19:51 in reply to "RE[4]: Comment by shmerl"
lucas_maximus Member since:
2009-08-18

You just hate Microsoft. As many have said the company is profitable when previous it wasn't.

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RE[6]: Comment by shmerl
by shmerl on Thu 10th Jan 2013 21:51 in reply to "RE[5]: Comment by shmerl"
shmerl Member since:
2010-06-08

I surely have no respect to Microsoft's tactics and business methods.

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